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Google Professional Development Series – week 3

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Week 3 Lessons – Classroom Organisation
Nod your head if it seems as if there is never enough time in the school day. From lesson planning to grading, the work of a teacher goes beyond the typical school day and into nights (and often weekends). Time is limited so don’t waste it on tasks that can be automated. This week we are focused on two products that can help you increase your classroom efficiency, keep track of your busy schedules, and hopefully make your lives just a little bit easier.

1: Get Your Class Organised
2: Assign Work More Easily
3: Keep Track of Your Class Schedules and Appointments Using Google Calendar

Total Time: 54 minutes

Advanced Examples
Now that you’re familiar with how Google tools can increase efficiency in the classroom, check out these more advanced use-cases to expand your learning even further.

Advanced Examples (optional):
1. Utilise appointment slots in calendar for parent/teacher conferences instructions here
2. Reuse Google Classroom posts to save time when you’re working across multiple classes – instructions here


Certification Exam Prep
Sample Multiple Choice Question
Ms. Neill has occasionally misplaced student assignments and loses track of which assignments have been turned in. Which Classroom features can help overcome these issues?
A. An automatic calendar event will be created, notifying teachers of due dates
B. Teachers have a real-time view of which students have completed their assignment
C. Assignments are automatically stored in labeled Drive folders
D. Completed assignments are automatically printed from a designated printer
E. A new Sheet is automatically created, logging which students have completed assignmentsSample Scenario Question
Task 1: Open Google Calendar and schedule a new meeting called “2017 Department Planning” for any day next week at 3 PM.
Task 2: Make the meeting Private.
Task 3: Add the doc called “Department Meeting Agenda” to the calendar invite.

The multiple choice answers are B and C.
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